The Bondologist Blog - Article Update & Discussion Thread

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  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Bondologist Blog is a perfect name. Thanks for the many articles. It will take me forever to read them all, but then again it is like walking into a library - I have plenty to choose from. Very nice indeed.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited November 2013 Posts: 12,481
    Bondologist Blog is a perfect name. Thanks for the many articles. It will take me forever to read them all, but then again it is like walking into a library - I have plenty to choose from. Very nice indeed.

    Just to point out, I'm not changing the name, just the attribution. It used to be SILHOUETTE MAN, now it's Dragonpol. I am no longer a member of CBn or AJB and that was the name I used there, so I felt it was time for a clean break and thus a name change.

    Thank you for all your kind words - they're rare on Bond forums - where people accuse you of blog promotion and attack you from all sides. Things are happily different here on MI6 and that's why I keep posting here, despite the odd set of troll attacks. Your encouragement is much appreciated - but I do hope that the best is yet to come on The Bondologist Blog. Only time will tell what the readers think of my new material.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    I'll be reading more when I am on vacation next week. Last time I looked, it was easy to look thru the titles of your articles, so it made it easy to find something I was particularly interested in.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    I'll be reading more when I am on vacation next week. Last time I looked, it was easy to look thru the titles of your articles, so it made it easy to find something I was particularly interested in.

    Feel free to leave some comments or even join up as a blog member! I've rejuvenated the blog a bit, with a new picture and style to keep things fresh. It's all for the new material coming later this month. I'm working at it all at the moment!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited April 2013 Posts: 12,481
    I've just finalised the 60 Article for 60 Years of James Bond in Print on The Bondologist Blog. Please see the link provided below. 1 article down, 59 to go!

    http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-bondologist-blog-revised-topic-list.html
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Thanks! I will check it out today. Some of your topics are really interesting.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    Thanks! I will check it out today. Some of your topics are really interesting.

    Thanks, 4EverBonded. Enjoy your time off! Feel free to leave some comments on the articles. There's a whole raft of new stuff on the way soon!

  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    Hope to get some new articles uploaded in May, just in time for The Bondologist Blog's 1st Birthday on 28th May 2013! Hopefully some things of interest to members of dear MI6 Community. :)
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Thanks! I will check it out later today (my last day of holiday). I do recommend your site( in addition to our own beloved MI6) because of the variety of articles you have there, Dragonpol.

  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,481
    I've just renamed the blog as follows:

    The Bondologist Blog - The Safe House of David Dragonpol

    Hope you all like the changes I've made to the blog and the new content that will be on its way soon. I need your continued support as a struggling Bond blog author!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,481
    Thanks! I will check it out later today (my last day of holiday). I do recommend your site( in addition to our own beloved MI6) because of the variety of articles you have there, Dragonpol.

    Thanks for both recommendations. Feel free to comment or criticise on whatever topics you like.
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    Your blog is absolutely splendid! Your work is unbelivable comprehensive and intresting, it will take ages to read through all of it but i am sure that it is worth it!
    I've bookmarked it and putted on my desktop for further reading!
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    Your blog is absolutely splendid! Your work is unbelivable comprehensive and intresting, it will take ages to read through all of it but i am sure that it is worth it!
    I've bookmarked it and putted on my desktop for further reading!
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    Hi @Dragonpol. I've just discovered your blog and found it a most fascinating read. Any idea when you're going to post 4. Diamonds Are Forever (1971): A Very Nasty Little Film Indeed as I'm curious to read why you are so repulsed by this movie?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,481
    Thank you so much for your very kind comments @MrBond and @bondsum. They are much appreciated - you don't know how much, really. Keeping a blog going is insanely difficult for someone of my intellect and resources, so kind words are as a sacred balm to the tired war horse of a blog author that I represent.

    I do hope that you both (and others) comment on the blog articles, as this lets me know how things are going and how wide (or near) I am of the mark. I hope too that you will at least consider joining as a member as I need a lot more grass-roots members. I respect the grass-roots of world Bondom immensely as it is they that I write each and every article on my blog for. Without some of their support, I'd find it hard to continue.

    @bondsum On the DAF article - my TV is a temporary one at the moment so I can't watch DVDs, though I've watched DAF (too) many times - in fact I've probably seen it more times than any other Bond film! So, I'm kind of concentrating on the literary Bond on my blog currently. As such, the next article, due by the end of May is 'The Strange Death of Colonel Sun'. I am looking at Kingsley Amis' solo Bond novel Colonel Sun and its increased violent passages/deaths/torture. The article's ambit also goes way beyond this, into violence in the Bond novels since Colonel Sun in 1968 and indeed in literature, TV, film, theatre and the real world in general. It's a bit of an "Irish Stew" of an article, but there it is. I do promise to deliver the DAF one as soon as I am humanly able, but there will be a few more literary Bond articles until a good re-watch is possible. Thanks for your interest. Please feel free to PM or email me for more details on any upcoming blog article.

    Email: daviddragonpol@hotmail.co.uk

    --Dragonpol.

  • Posts: 2,635
    Thanks, @Dragonpol, for the speedy and detailed update. Rest assured I shall be visiting your blog in the future as it contains some very interesting nuggets, plus it's also well written and thought out. I understand that it's very time consuming for you so I will wait patiently until you post some new articles. Godspeed, as they say.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,481
    bondsum wrote:
    Thanks, @Dragonpol, for the speedy and detailed update. Rest assured I shall be visiting your blog in the future as it contains some very interesting nuggets, plus it's also well written and thought out. I understand that it's very time consuming for you so I will wait patiently until you post some new articles. Godspeed, as they say.

    Hi again @bondsum. Yes, feel free to leave plenty of comments on all or any of the articles you might like there; there's a real range of new stuff coming up. I'll try and move the DAF one ahead in the schedules if I can, so I hope it will be up sooner rather than later.

  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    I've just fixed and tidied up the titles of some of the remaining 59 articles. I've got a lot of work still to do to get this little lot ready and I need all of the encouragement that I can get as a result.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    You have an amazing array of topics, I must say. I will check out your blog later today. #1 does interest me, and just glancing quickly down the list I see several I think I'd enjoy. #8 should be particularly fun, I think. I don't know how you make the time for these; you mustn't sleep much. Thanks and keep up the good work! :-bd
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    The only problem with your blog is that there's too much intresting to read so my eyes literally hurts.. Well well ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    Thank you again, both @4EverBonded and @MrBond for your warm words and encouragement on my blog. It is a labour of love, but it's a case of perspiration, not inspiration when it comes to writing new blog articles with a different angle on all things Bond. There is just so much competition out there in terms of books, DVDs, pamphlets, other blogs, journals, webpages etc. that coming up with something new and interesting on the subject of James Bond generally is becoming increasingly difficult. The Bondologist Blog is dedicated to the overlooked and esoteric harder-to-reach areas of the James Bond phenomenon. It celebrates its first birthday on 28 May 2013, and with this milestone will come a raft of new articles on various aspects of Bondology. I hope there will be something there for every shade of James Bond fan from 9 to 90.

    --Dragonpol.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
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    Just another little update on some small and larger changes to the Topic List for The Bondologist Blog for the weeks and months that lie ahead.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    edited May 2013 Posts: 12,481
    You have an amazing array of topics, I must say. I will check out your blog later today. #1 does interest me, and just glancing quickly down the list I see several I think I'd enjoy. #8 should be particularly fun, I think. I don't know how you make the time for these; you mustn't sleep much. Thanks and keep up the good work! :-bd

    Hi again @4EverBonded, just to let you know that #1 on the list was posted on The Bondologist Blog on Tuesday 29 January 2013 as the first of the new set of articles for the 2013-2014 period.

    Here's the link directly to the article in question:

    http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/kingsley-amis-draxs-gambit-and-reform.html

    I was very glad when Martin Amis no less posted a reply to my article on his father on the very same day as I uploaded it to The Bondologist Blog! That was very good of him and most encouraging!
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Wow, Congrats for that, Dragonpol!

    That´s a great endorsment for your great work.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    Posts: 12,481
    ggl007 wrote:
    Wow, Congrats for that, Dragonpol!

    That´s a great endorsment for your great work.

    Thank you. I'm hoping that Martin Amis replies once 'The Strange Death of Colonel Sun' article is uploaded at the end of May 2013, on his father's solo Bond novel Colonel Sun.

    Here's hoping for an encore.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Writer/Director @ The Bondologist Blog
    Posts: 12,481
    25 May 2013 marked one year since the creation of The Bondologist Blog. Today, 28 May 2013, marks 5 years since the Ian Fleming Centenary Celebrations and it also marks Fleming's 105th Birthday, if he were still with us. To celebrate this, here is another chance to read the article I wrote to celebrate the Fleming Centenary:

    http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-ubiquity-of-james-bond.html

    I hope that you enjoy this fun off-beat piece of mind. It was a Main Page Article on CBn on 28 May 2008. I do hope that you enjoy it and please feel free to leave some comments on what you thought of it.

    Happy Birthday Ian Fleming!

    Thanks,

    Dragonpol.
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  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Great titles - look forward to reading some of these for sure! I think #s 8, 23, and 24 will be especially interesting for me. Thanks again for your ongoing work.

    (P.S. - Go ahead and bold the first entry, as it was posted - but at the moment it is not bolded on your list).
  • Dragonpol2Dragonpol2 Schloss Drache.
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    Great titles - look forward to reading some of these for sure! I think #s 8, 23, and 24 will be especially interesting for me. Thanks again for your ongoing work.

    (P.S. - Go ahead and bold the first entry, as it was posted - but at the moment it is not bolded on your list).

    Thanks for your support @4EverBonded. I hope to get some of the Kingsley Amis stuff up on the blog in June. I have emboldened the first article - I forgot that I had to do this here on MI6 as it was already emboldened on my blog. I've also added a link to the blog post.

    I'd love to hear from others members on their favourite article titles on this little list of 60. Please feel free to leave a reply here as it's all grist to the mill.
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